Monday, October 13, 2008

A lot to say

Man, there's a lot to say about yesterday's game.  Right after the game, I wasn't quite sure what to say, but now that I've had some time to digest it, I'm having some trouble finding time to post.  But, I'll be posting more over the next couple of days, so stay tuned.
 
My initial reaction was - haven't we been on this rollercoaster enough recently?  The team was bad for a while, so bad that they stopped mattering.  And then there's this two-game win streak, and we get all giddy.  Now I was one of the people trying to tone down the rhetoric - I still expected 6 or 7 wins, but playoffs?  Come on!
 
But, I was still into the hype.  And it was a chance to wipe the slate clean and finally beat Houston for the first freakin time!  And overall they played well enough to win, and I was getting so agitated as the game went on that I almost turned it off a couple of times...but I hung in there, and was feeling mighty frustrated by the loss. 
 
And I thought about it for a while and realized that the fact we lost does hurt, but a few weeks ago I posted about how this team hasn't been involved in a high scoring shootout in forever.   And I lamented that I missed that....and here it was.  29-28.  Not exactly high, high scoring, but fun nontheless.  It featured a ton of offense, some great plays, and was one of a couple of scintillating finishes on Sunday afternoon.
 
Yeah, the Dolphins lost.  But they never gave up.  They actually looked decent for most of the day (okay the long passes were a problem, but it did make it more exciting).  They played with heart.
 
And I'm still happy with it, and probably will watch the Tivo version of the game again later in the week.
 
Don't be too down.  We're still 2-3.  And hey the Patriots suck this year.  We can take solace in that.
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